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Chief Technology and Engineering Officer

Mario Neira Cisternas

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Civil Mechanical Engineer from the Universidad de Concepción, with more than 12 years of experience in projects in the mechanical area for large mining, specialized in numerical methods, computational mechanics, in the area of structural and fatigue analysis using the finite element method (FEM) and material handling using DEM.

He has been involved in projects developed for several mininig companies, such as Codelco Andina, Codelco El Teniente, Codelco Ministro Hales, Los Pelambres, Antucoya, Escondida, Valle Central, among others.

Certified specialist in simulation using numerical methods applied to mechanical design, linear and non-linear structural, multiaxial fatigue applied to mechanical systems, computational fluid mechanics, heat transfer and material handling, with extensive experience in design and optimization of mining equipment, ventilation in industrial plants, failure analysis in mining, simulation of dry area chutes, gravel, stacking, conveyor belts, SAG mills, screens, crushers, among others.